Sunday, January 31, 2010


This month's "Soul Connection" meeting will be held at Paula Malone's apartment on Friday, February 5th at 6:30 P.M. We will also be celebrating Valentine's Day with an Ice Cream Social. Our theme will be "A LOVE BEYOND ALL COMPREHENSION."

If you have any questions regarding the location, please check your Ward Member Directory.

We are looking forward to having a great time!

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Effective Communication Fireside

The Dallas 4th Ward is starting something exciting!
A series of firesides/workshops will be held on the 2nd Sunday of the month.
The first topic will be Effective Communication.
Our speaker will be Sister Shirlee Chaillet.
Dress code is Church attire.
The Relief Society will provide refreshments. Yum!
To make it a little less crowded at the house, we will be divided by age/priesthood quorum. See below for more details.

1st Fireside
Date: Sunday, February 14
Time: 7:00 PM
Where: Sister Shirlee Chaillet's home
Who: All women (single & married) who are under 40 years old and/or their husbands are in the Elder's Quorum. And all members of the Elder's Quorum.

2nd Fireside
Date: Sunday, April 11
Time: 7:00 PM
Where: Sister Shirlee Chaillet's home
Who: All women (single & married) over 40 years old and/or their husbands are in the High Priests Group. And all members of the High Priests Group.

If you have any questions, please talk to a member of the Relief Society Presidency.

Thursday, January 28, 2010


Sister Dunn would like all the wheat orders by Feb. 1st, instead of March 1st. If you are interested please call her at 972-233-2604 or contact her by e-mail bigagg@swbell.net. You can read full description on the wheat if you click on Food Storage on the right hand side of the blog. Thanks - if you want it don't delay!


Sorry the Stake gave me the wrong e-mail for the wheat - Please correct, it is bigagg@swbell.net. I talked with Barbara Dunn this morning and she is getting good response. The wheat was grown by a missionary who served in this area about 12 years ago, and now has a wheat farm with his father.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Book Recommendations

Calling for all book recommendations or topics/themes.

Hope everyone has been reading about an "Influential Woman" this month. I'm looking forward to hearing their stories next week at our meeting.

More details to come.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Jan 24 Announcements

The church is conducting an anonymous survey about the new lesson manuals. Please take 30 seconds to answer it. Click here and then click on "complete a survey" on the last line of the paragraph under "Gospel Principles."

To donate to Haiti through the church, click here.

In case you weren't in Relief Society today:
1. Opportunity to purchase wheat. Click here for more details.
2. Service Project--due by end of February. Click here for more details.
3. Cooking 101 this Thursday. Click here for more details.
4. This is the last week for Visiting Teaching. Click here for the lesson.
5. Save the date! Tuesday, March 2 we will be celebrating the R.S. Birthday.

Friday, January 22, 2010


We have an opportunity to purchase 30 lb. buckets of either
Soft White Winter wheat or Hard White Winter Wheat - Cost $20.00 per bucket.

Wheat is grown and delivered from Utah and the buckets are square which makes them ideal size for handling, stacking, portability and long term storage. The wheat is sealed using a Dry Ice sublimation technique. Dry Ice placed in the container sublimates and replaces the oxygen in the container with CO2 . Without oxygen, neither bugs nor bacteria can grow. Soft White Wheat is ideal for extending your Hard Red/Hard White wheat flour, resulting in a lighter bread loaf. This wheat is also perfect for biscuits, pancakes, pastries, noodles, pasta, and other lighter, softer baked goods. We are taking orders now with delivery happening around mid-March. The deadline for payment is March 1st or sooner. If you are interested in purchasing this item, please contact Barbara Dunn at 972-233-2604 or biggagg @swbell.net

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

TAKSing Service Project

Jennifer Gaines and Angie Alford are both teachers at Dover Elementarary School.  Dover is a Title 1 school and needs our help as they prepare to take the TAKS test.  Over the next month we will be collecting snacks, water and mints for the children of Dover.  These items will actually be distributed on TAKS testing dates so there are some specific requests. 

We need to collect the following:

650    bottles of water.
650    individually wrapped snacks.  (like Goldfish and peanutbutter crackers.  The snacks shoud not be greasy or leaking salt, sugar, colors, or flavoring. Chips are out.)
1300  individually wrapped mints

Please keep these needs in mind when you do your shopping over the next few weeks.

Bring your donations to the Releif Society Room on Sundays and we will get the contributions to the right place. 


Please click here to see the date change & other info regarding Cooking 101 interest group this month.

Click here to read the article that this Sunday's lesson will come from.

Sister Jo Grice is home and doing better. If you'd like to take her dinner, contact Sister Ruthie Powell.

We still have a few sisters who haven't picked up their recipe books. Please stay after church to get yours this Sunday.

Finally, if you have not received your Gospel Principles Manual with your name on it, please see a member of the RS presidency.

We love you sisters and hope you're having an uplifting week. See you Sunday!

Sunday, January 17, 2010

The Soul Connection

Sisters, we are very pleased to report that this month's "The Soul Connection" meeting took place at Kathleen`s home and it was a very spiritual and fun evening.
We thank Kathleen Smith, for her hospitality and the beautiful message shared that night and the wonderful sisters who accompanied us.
We are already looking forward to next month`s meeting which be held at Paula Malone's home.
More details to come.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Give a hand

As you know, we're having a funeral for sister Joyce Lund at the ward building this Saturday. Services start at 11am and then we will be providing a luncheon for the family members in the YW room.

If you are able to help with food donations, setting up, serving, or cleaning up, please contact Ruthie Powell. We need some desserts, rolls, salads, potato casseroles, ham, and drinks.

Thanks in advance!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Goodbye Mrs. Claus!

My children always think of Joyce Lund as Mrs. Claus. Joyce, along with her husband Gordon who was Santa Claus, came to our home every year on Christmas Eve. They had this large loud bell that they would start ringing as they came up the walk to our home and the children would always "freak" knowing who was on the way.
We mourn the passing of Joyce Lund. She died on Monday, January 11th, at about 11:00AM. She was failing in health for many months. She has lived in this ward for more than 30 years.
Her funeral arrangements are as follows:
The viewing will be Friday (1/15/2010) evening at Restland - 7PM.
The funeral will be on Saturday morning (1/16/2010), Meandering Way Building - 11AM.
We will miss this fun, unique, colorful personality!

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Adult Religion Classes

Topic: Book of Mormon (Alma 30 -- Moroni 10)
Dates: January 13 -- April 28, 2010
Day: Wednesdays
Time: 9:30am -- 11:00am
Location: Garner Road Building, 8201 Garner Road, Rowlett, TX
Tuition: $22.50 per course or $2.50 per lecture.

Sponsored by the Richardson Texas Stake
Taught by Jackie Boak
(call Ruth G for Jackie's phone number &/or address to send the registration form)

Registration Information:
Register at the door the first day of class. Please come 15 minutes early to register and bring the completed registration form with you, or mail the completed registration form to Jackie Boak.

To see additional Adult Religion Classes and other BYU Continuing Education offerings, visit http://ce.byu.edu/re/

Richardson Texas Stake--Jackie Boak Adult Religion Classes Registration Form



Phone number:
Email address:

Amount enclosed:
Please make checks payable to BYU--Adult Religion Classes.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

January Reading

What makes a woman become "inspirational?" What is it about her actions that makes us want to be more like her? Here are some inspiring quotes to help us along our quest to better ourselves as we work towards our New Year's Resolutions.

President Kimball once said, "Remember, the world before we came here faithful women were given certain assignments while faithful men were foreordained to certain priesthood tasks. . . . You are accountable for those things which long ago were expected of you."

Sister Marjorie Hinckley (the late wife of our late Prophet) said, "Let us not waste our time saying with bitterness, 'Is this what I was born to do?' Let us rather ask ourselves the question that was asked of Esther: 'Who knoweth whether thou art come to the kingdom for such a time as this?'

One way to help us be inspired to improve ourselves and reach our goals, is to learn by example. This month the League of Extraordinary Readers will be reading about inspirational women. Each of us will read about a different woman and then share her story at our next meeting. You can read a biography, autobiography, or historical fiction to learn about the woman you choose.

Click on "comments" below to get some ideas. And then when you've decided who you will read about, leave a comment with your name and her name or email me (Ruth G.) and I'll put it in a comment so others won't pick the same woman. First come, first serve.

Happy reading!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Heads Up

Cooking 101 this month will be at Joanne Poulsen's house,
not Esther Davis' house.
January 28

Monday, January 4, 2010

From Paper to Screen

Come talk about books and movies! This Thursday. January 7th. Jeanne Grant's house. 7:30pm. Treats. Friends. Fun.If you are not on the email list for this interest group, but would like to get updates, book recommendations, etc, please email Ruth at hermanablack[at]hotmail[dot]com.

Bishop Edward Corbett

We are very sad to hear of the death of Ed Corbett on January 1st. The Corbetts have been stalwarts in this area for many years. He was my dentist for many years and a bishop of the Dallas 4th Ward. Julie Corbett has taught Relief Society for years and made that lesson always something to anticipate. You can go to Desert News for his obituary and the details of his burial. There is also a place to write a message to the family. Karen Armstong did a little research and found Pam's Florist (801-380-0606) is the floral shop that works in conjunction with Olin Mortuary - who is taking care of funeral arrangements - if any want to send flowers. The Corbetts will not be having any additional services here in Dallas so those who want to send condolences might be able to use this information. It is my understanding that Julie Corbett will be coming back to Dallas after the funeral.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Many NEW things!

HAPPY NEW YEAR! We have a new time to meet on Sunday (11-2PM), new lesson manual, new sisters who have moved in, new attitudes to strengthen our resolve, AND "possibly" new women to visit teach. We have the same theme "Come What May and Love It" with a new twist - "Back to the Basics and LOVING it!" We KNOW it will be a wonderful year because you are the secret ingredient in all of these new things. AND - that is the one thing that isn't NEW.